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  • May 2, 2012
  • • 10:30 PM
  • • Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, California
  • Referee: A. Chapman
  • • Attendance: 8734
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MLS Preview: San Jose Earthquakes - D.C. United

Second in the East takes on first in the West in a matchup between two of the hottest sides in MLS.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
San Jose Earthquakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Hernandez, Morrow, Corrales; Chavez, Cronin, Baca, Dawkins; Lenhart, Wondolowski.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Victor Bernardez (L knee MCL sprain); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); FW Alan Gordon (L hamstring strain); MF Shea Salinas (L clavicle fracture); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury)
D.C. United (4-4-2): Willis; Russell, Jakovic, McDonald, Woolard; Cruz, Kitchen, De Rosario, DeLeon; Pontius, Santos.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Ethan White (R knee surgery); MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); FW Josh Wolff (L hamstring strain); DF Dejan Jakovic (L ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This game pits the Western Conference leader against the side second in the East. San Jose (19 points, eight games) is unbeaten in six; D.C. (15 points, nine games) hasn't lost in seven.
  • Maicon Santos has six goals, two less than Chris Wondolowski, who is second in the league. Wondo has scored or assisted 10 of San Jose's 15 goals in 2012. Steven Beitashour is fourth in MLS with four assists, one behind Dwayne De Rosario. Steven Lenhart is tied for first with four yellow cards thus far in 2012.
  • These teams traded wins by two-goal margins last season. Until D.C.'s July win, San Jose hadn't lost to the capital club in six games.
  • The Earthquakes have scored winners in stoppage time two games in a row. The latest was provided by Lenhart in the 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union. Incidentally, the last MLS side to find two injury time winners in a row was D.C. United, in 2003.
  • D.C. has scored seven times in the last two games. The wins (4-1 over the New York Red Bulls, 3-2 against the Houston Dynamo) are D.C.'s first back-to-back results in 89 games, stretching back to June 2009.

Players to watch

S. Beitashour

Position: Defender

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Maicón Santos

Position: Attacker

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

SJ Earthquakes

DC United

Wins
2
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
San Jose Earthquakes SJ Earthquakes
Draw
DC United DCU
DC United DC United
39%
23%
38%

Top 3 Predictions

San Jose Earthquakes SJE
2 - 1
DC United DCU
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
1 - 2
DC United DCU
San Jose Earthquakes SJE
7 - 8
DC United DCU

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